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What is Inflation?

What is Inflation?

 

Inflation is an increase in the prices of goods and services. However, prices of goods and services may increase or decrease over time. Inflation is not just an increase in the price of a particular good or service, but a steady increase in the overall level of prices.

In other words, it is not inflation that only the prices of some commodities increase continuously or the prices of all commodities increase one time.

For example, the monthly inflation rate is 1 percent, which means that the general level of prices in that month increased by 1 percent compared to the previous month. The fact that the annual inflation rate is 30 percent means that the prices have increased by 30 percent on average compared to the previous year, for example, a commodity basket purchased for 200 TL last year could only be taken up to 260 TL this year.

 

Decrease in inflation; The decrease in prices, the increase in people’s purchasing power, and the increase in income. Declining inflation means less price increases, less purchasing power of people, and stability and prosperity.

 

 

Inflation rates are also very influential on exchange rates, as they can directly affect the steps taken by central banks in monetary policy. Because the inflation rate is the leading indicators for the changes in interest rates of central banks.
For example,
in the event that the inflation rates deviate upward from the targets of the central banks, the interest rate increase expectation is in the foreground, whereas if the inflation rate is below the targets of the central banks, the interest rate decrease expectancy is foreground.

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What is the index?

What is the index?

The stock market index is a value that contains certain stocks and is the result of calculating these stocks with different weights. The weight of each feeler in the index value varies.

 

The most active stock market indexes in terms of transaction volume in the world are Dow Jones, Nasdaq, S & P500, Ftse and Xetra Dax. In Turkey, there are more than one index under the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The types of indices / indexes that the most transactions are realized in stock exchange Istanbul; BİST 100 index, BİST 30 index and BİST Banking index.

 

ENDEX CALCULATION

 
Stock market indices are calculated according to the weights of the shares held.For example; In the Dow Jones 30 index, there are 30 active stocks. Some of these shares; Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Pfizer, et al. The shares in the index are revised with certain periods, and the addition of indexes or additions of indexes is carried out.
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What is a Micro Lot?

What is a Micro Lot?

Increasing trading volume in Forex markets plays an important role in the processing of more players in forex markets by attracting interest to professionals and / or institutional investors as well as to those with different expertise and / or lower guarantees. Leveraging trades on forex markets leads investors with low collateral to get higher profit / loss due to leverage.

 

While trading in Forex market positions, such as BUY (BUYING) or SELL (SELLING) trading in USDTRY, the Meta Trader 4 trading platform, QNB Finansinvest trading platform, which uses more than 90% of all FX institutions worldwide, The position can be opened in various sizes starting from the volume. If the number of digits, called digits, is two, and the last digit is different from zero (0,01), this is called a micro lot. Thanks to the micro lot application, it is also possible to open position sizes of 0.02 / 0.13 / 1.27.

 If the transaction volumes are written as 0,10 / 0,20 / 1,50 / 2,70, ie the last digit (second digit after the conviction) always remains zero then the mini lot application is meant here. This means that the minimum lot size that forex traders can use is not a micro lot but a mini lot.

 

Micro Lot Size; 0.01 Lot = 1,000 br. In other words, if the position is to be bought in USDTRY, a position is opened with a base exchange rate of US $ 1,000 in the initial currency. If the size of the position taken is, for example, 1.56 lots, then the position is set at $ 156,000.